How did you know you wanted to be an author? As soon as I could read, I always had my nose buried in a book. I hated sports and anything outside . It was natural to start dreaming up my own stories and I still have a prize-winning entry, hand-written in a school book. As an adult I had short stories published in women‘ s magazines and progressed to longer works as I always wanted to know what happened next to my characters. I‘ve now published two novels “ HIGH HOPES and ANOTHER SUMMER. Writing is my therapy and not as expensive as buying shoes.
What is your advice for aspiring authors? It ‘s important to put in the effort to learn the craft of novel writing. Although I decided to go down the self-published route, I ‘m confident my books are well written and entertaining reads. I‘ve always believed a writer is what you are, not what you become. So I ‘d say never give up on the publishing dream. Also, write what you love. If you don ‘t love your work, why will anyone else?
Do you have any writing rituals or practices? As I have a day-job and a lovely family, I have to steal writing time from a busy week. In between sessions, I walk around with a notebook, working out my next scene. I have become that mad woman talking to herself on the bus. On my desk, I always have a supply of new purple pens and a bowl of sweets “ the more childish and embarrassing the better! I also like a glass of sparkling water in a cocktail glass.
What message to you want readers to remember? I write contemporary romantic dramas with some grit and a fair bit of steam. My aim is entertainment and escapism. I think of myself as writing œcommuter fiction “ short chapters that can be read whenever you have ten minutes to spare. If I hooked you enough to make you miss your stop, I ‘d be secretly thrilled.
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